TMJ - Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
Westchester County, Peekskill, Yorktown, New York TMJ Dentists
The experienced Westchester, New York area neuromuscular dentists at Advanced Dentistry of Mohegan Lake can help you if you are suffering from various chronic ailments, such as headaches and neck pain, as well as vertigo and insomnia. Each one of these may be a symptom of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ or TMD).
The temporomandibular joint connects your lower jaw to your skull, allowing you to move your jaw up and down and side to side. The temporomandibular joint contains the largest cluster of nerves in the body and when your teeth are not aligned correctly, pain and discomfort may be felt throughout your body, not just around your mouth and jaw.
TMJ can interfere with eating and speaking. When the bite is misaligned, the joint can be stressed or weakened over a number of years. The resulting pain can affect your life in many ways.
Residents of Westchester County, Peekskill, and Yorktown, New York who are suffering from jaw pain or other symptoms should contact Dr. George Sepiashvili or Dr. Wanda Mejia for an initial TMJ consultation.
Symptoms of TMJ
Common symptoms of TMJ include:
- Neck aches
- Migraine-like headaches
- Clicking in the jaw
- Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears
- Broken teeth, fillings, or crowns
- Collapse of the facial structure
The branch of dentistry that deals with treating TMJ is called neuromuscular dentistry. Pain caused by TMJ can go undiagnosed for a very long time, and symptoms may be masked by other treatments that never get to the root cause of the problem. Dr. Sepiashvili and Dr. Wanda Mejia are experienced neuromuscular dentist able to look past your TMJ symptoms and focuses on the main cause or causes of your pain to develop an individualized treatment plan.
Dr. Sepiashvili treats TMJ using a TENS unit. This state-of-the-art technology emits a mild electrical pulse to the jaw muscles to relax them. Dr. Sepiashvili can then measure your optimal bite to give you proper treatment for your TMJ.
TMJ Full Mouth Rehabilitation
Full mouth rehabilitation for TMJ may include different cosmetic dentistry procedures if the problem is broken or worn teeth, or dental orthotic devices or even other. The goal of these devices is to:
- Reposition the jaw to its proper location over time
- Realign the bite
- Protect teeth from nighttime grinding
- Allow the jaw and the face to relax
If your pain and suffering has been caused by TMJ, there is a cure for it. However, the diagnosis requires a qualified and experienced neuromuscular dentist to treat it.
If you are in the Westchester County, Peekskill, or Yorktown, New York area and believe you may be suffering from symptoms caused by TMJ, please contact experienced neuromuscular dentist Dr. George Sepiashvili for an initial TMJ consultation.